Charles Timothy Brooks, 1813 - 1883

Charles Timothy Brooks was a Unitarian minister, poet, New England Transcendentalist, and important translator of German literature.  His translations include Auerbach, Schefer, Goethe, Richter, Rückert, and Songs and Ballads: Translated from Uhland, Körner, Bürger, and Other German Lyric Poets (1842), which appeared in George Ripley's Specimens of Foreign Standard Literature.  He also published theological writings, contributed to the Dial, and wrote a biography of William Ellery Channing, William Ellery Channing: A Centennial Memory (1880).